2017 Satellite Education Day

The 2017 POGO Satellite Education Day  Over 90 pediatric oncologists, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals gathered to enhance their knowledge of clinical issues common to paediatric cancer patients and learn new strategies to improve care for this unique patient population.


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NOTE: The content of each presentation below captures the unedited information and opinions presented by the speakers. Please note that the information contained in the presentations was current at the time it was presented – there may be further information in subsequent literature. Listed speaker credentials were current at the time of presentation.

Outpatient Fever & Neutropenia Protocol Use in the Satellite Centres: Benefits and Challenges
Angela Punnett, MD
Charmaine van Schaik, HBSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Trials and Adverse Effects in the Satellite Setting: Toxicity Grading, OCREB, and More
Sarah Alexander, MD
Paul Gibson, MD, FRCPC

Strategies for Optimizing Community Resources to Address Mental Health Issues
Jane Cassano, MSW, RSW
Danielle Cataudella, PsyD, CPsych

More Smiles, Fewer Tears: Adaptable Child Life Strategies to Improve the Patient Experience
Ruth Cull (Molly Penny), Therapeutic Clown
Alexandra Frankel, BSc, CLSt Dipl, CCLS
Todd Wharton, CRPO, OATA, CACPT

Hands-On Training for Inpatient Staff: Central Line Care and How to Access Ports
Patti Bambury, RN, BScN
Monica Kaczycki, RN, CPHON
Kaniska Young Tai, BScN, RN, CPHON

Quick Hit-Brentuximab: A New Treatment Approach for Hodgkin Lymphoma
Serina Patel, MD, FRCPC

Quick Hit-Approach to Immunization in Off Therapy Patients
Jeffrey Pernica, MD, FRCPC, DTMH

Quick Hit-Dasatinib and High Risk ALL
Vicky Breakey, BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC

Quick Hit-CAR-T / Blinotumomab
Sue Zupanec, MN, NP-Pediatrics

Behavioural versus Pharmacological Interventions to Treat Anxiety and Depression – When to Prescribe What?
Nina C Muriel, MD, MPH

Cannabis Use – What Do Satellite Practitioners Need to Know?
Michael Verbora, MBA, MD, CCFP

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